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New Species Identified and Named After Iconic Bristol Landmark

April 1, 2020


The zoological team at Bristol Aquarium have identified that the collection’s turbot is a never-before catalogued species. During the current temporary closure at Bristol Aquarium, the zoological team have been spending even more time with the animals than usual and have used their extra time swotting up on their classification and animal ID skills.

Bristol Aquarium Closes Temporarily In Response to COVID-19

March 22, 2020


Bristol Aquarium Closes Temporarily in Response to COVID-19 As a precautionary measure and in an effort to protect the health and safety of staff and visitors, Bristol Aquarium is temporarily closed to the public to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The Aquarium will be closed to the public starting 23/03/2020. While there have been […]

Carnivorous Plants: Not dead, just sleeping!

November 26, 2019


Carnivorous Plants: Not dead, just sleeping! Eagle-eyed visitors might have noticed that our tank of carnivorous plants has vanished from our Urban Jungle. Don’t worry – they’re just behind the scenes for their 4 months of winter dormancy. Did you know that many carnivorous plants need a cold winter period to be healthy? This dormancy […]

These Happy Sea Creatures Will Make You Smile

September 9, 2019


All sea creatures are happiest hanging out in their underwater habitats, whether that’s surrounded by coral reef, the ‘rainforest’ of the ocean, or chilling out in the sandy shallows. But the natural world can create some pretty extraordinary moments like a Stingray swimming along with a massive grin.

Bristol Aquarium invites visitors to take stock

January 16, 2019


Our annual stock-take is taking place this weekend (Saturday January 19 to Sunday January 20 2019) with our own version of a ‘fishy census!’ Throughout the weekend, we’re inviting visitors to help spot and record the number of certain species including sharks, rays and seahorses.

Tropical Winter Blooms at Bristol Aquarium

December 18, 2018


If you come in to the Aquarium’s Botanical House, you might be surprised to find lots of plants flowering, despite the chilly temperatures just outside!

New ‘baby’ Octopus goes on display at Bristol Aquarium

October 29, 2018


A new Giant Pacific Octopus has gone on display in Bristol. Aged just over 6 months, the octopus is a young juvenile and will now grow in her new home at Bristol Aquarium.

Going Zero Waste – How to Reduce, Reuse & Recycle

October 12, 2018


Social media and the news might be waging war against packaging but it’s hard to believe when you walk down the aisles of a supermarket. Individually packaged snacks, shrink-wrapped fruit and veg: almost everything is snugly tucked into plastic sleeves, trays, and bags.

Wildlife to Spot Near Bristol This Autumn

October 5, 2018


As the trees become awash with colour, the UK’s wildlife comes out to play. Autumn is a time for change for wildlife across the country. For many animals, autumn is a time for preparation for the colder months, and that means there’s plenty to see.

How Bristol Aquarium conserves water and how you can too!

August 24, 2018


We are proud to help raise awareness for WaterAid! If you take clean water for granted, you’re not alone. Many of us take having access to clean water in our homes or work places in the UK for granted.

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